Go Beyond Sweet Cherry Pie with 10 Amazing Cherry Recipes

I love cherries. Sweet cherries, sour cherries, cherry pie filing out of a can, maraschino cherries, dried cherries -- you name it, I love it. I even love Warrant's Cherry Pie (you're welcome.) When cherry season rolls around, I'm one heck of a happy woman. I buy bag after bag and then... I just eat them straight out of the bag. I always think that I should make something with the cherries but I don't. Not because we don't have a cherry pitter. ...more
I have a cherry pitter that was about $8 and let's me pit 6 cherries at a time. It's really easy ...more

A Mother's Stolen Moment: Dessert with Cherries and Chocolate

When mothering three small children you get your peace though small stolen moments. Instead of grand days out at the spa or retreat weekends away from it all, I steal five minutes lying in a soft bed or a few seconds sitting at an open window. Image: Courtesy of It's Not Easy Eating Green ...more
I will have a date with this recipe very soon!  Saw some beautiful cherries earlier this week ...more

Fresh Cherries for Salads and Cocktails

Summer produce is one of my favorite seasonal yields, especially the melons and the stone fruits. So it’s no surprise that summer is the time of year my market bags grow heavy with variety and bright with color....more

Brandied Cherries for Desserts and Cocktails

Face facts, people. It’s August. That means a few things. First, it’s going to be hotter than ever for the next few weeks, with everyone setting their sights on September and its (hopefully) cool, autumn relief. Second, it means that summer’s bounty of juicy fruits and fresh vegetables is coming to a close, so get ‘em while you can!...more

Homemade Brandied Cherries

Face facts, people. It’s August. That means a few things. First, it’s going to be hotter than ever for the next few weeks, with everyone setting their sights on September and its (hopefully) cool, autumn relief. Second, it means that summer’s bounty of juicy fruits and fresh vegetables is coming to a close, so get ‘em while you can! It’s always a bit depressing to see all of the colorful selections at the farmer’s market or grocery store dwindle down to mostly root vegetables and some specialty items that cost an arm and a leg....more

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?

image via SF Girl by Bay Not this year, Billy Boy, Billy Boy....more

Clafoutis Call

A clafoutis sounds like: A)  A difficult gymnastics move which may sprain one's nostrils B)  A perversion involving an unfeasible number of flute-players...more
 @victorias_view Thank you!  It disappeared in a time frame that might best be measured in ...more

Fresh Cherry Crumble

 Happy Monday!Summer = cherries. Well, at least in my book....more

Sour cherry clafoutis all year round

Summer is still a long way but the sunny weather from the past few weeks here in Nice, has really put people in a happy mood, eager to enjoy life outside of the house.In my case, a blue sky and plenty of sunshine makes me want to jump in the kitchen and prepare dishes with plenty of vegetables or fruits. That's why I started craving for a cherry clafoutis earlier today.But as we can not find any fresh cherries at this time of the year, I have tried a clafoutis that you can make all year round namely with pitted sour cherries out of a jar. And for sure, it was a great success!...more
@Isabel_Anders, thank you for your lovely comment.more

Chilled Cranberry-Cherry Soup

   Wow where has this week gone by? I realized I have not posted since Monday but then I also realized I have been busy. :-)...more